You can add Glen Davis to the list of Boston Celtics players getting some “strategic rest” right now.
Coach Doc Rivers said the left knee injury that has sidelined Davis for the last two games, will keep him out of action Wednesday against Golden State as well as Friday’s game at Philadelphia.
While Davis admits the knee isn’t completely healthy, he says he wouldn’t be on the bench if this were the playoffs.
“Oh, no way. Playoffs? I’d have to play with that,” Davis said. “I’ve been playing with this [injury] the whole season. A couple weeks ain’t going to hurt a little bit. As long as I don’t get to the point where I can’t walk.”
The recent acquisition of Jeff Green will definitely soften the blow of losing Davis, but “Big Baby” is definitely a valuable piece for the Celtics, and Boston knows it needs him in the playoffs. Jermaine O’Neal, Shaquille O’Neal, Delonte West, and Von Wafer are also currently injured, so the Celtics’ depth will be tested in the next two games.